Pre and Post Cruise Packages: Victoria/Vancouver

May 24, 2013
Cruise ship season is fast approaching and what better way to begin (or complete) a vacation than spending some time in the city of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver, and the provincial capital of British Columbia, Victoria? 

Situated along the Pacific Coast, Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest city by population and also one of its most ethnically diverse. Vancouver has grown to be recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities for its numerous seasonal attractions and activities.

The city is dwarfed by the spectacular Coast Mountain range that can be seen on a clear day from the wharf and is famed for its distinctive and various neighbourhoods, the robust shopping district of Robson Street, the hip and alternative Commercial Drive and the thriving nightlife of Yaletown and Gastown. Combine these with the world’s narrowest commercial building and third largest Chinatown, and you have a truly eclectic place to explore.

Experience the breathtaking aerial view of the city on a scenic floatplane across the Harbour. Enjoy gastronomy? Vancouver offers delectable food tours downtown and on Granville Island that will fascinate your taste buds. Take a walk through the National Historic Site of the 1000 acre Stanley Park which is 10% larger than New York‘s famous Central Park. While you’re there, soak up the sun on Third Beach.

Have a quick escape and sample the 360 degree panoramic views on top of Harbour Lookout tower and the natural beauty of Vancouver’s North Shore with Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge.

A beautiful sunset dinner cruise along the west coast awaits those seeking a romantic evening in Vancouver. An awe-inspiring flightseeing tour to Victoria will cap off this romantic getaway where you can witness whales in the wild.

British Columbia’s capital, Victoria, is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest with origins dating back as far as 1841. It is renowned as the ‘City of Gardens’ due to it’s mild climate and abundance of world class shows and public gardens. Found on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, 100km/60mi south of the city of Vancouver, the city is accessible by ferry and floatplane. Victoria is a city that is sprawling with life thanks to a charming blend of history and modernization.

You can bask in the English tradition of high tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, socialize over a round of golf, or experience the arts and culture scene through its museums, galleries and heritage sites. A visit to Victoria would not be complete without a visit to the century-young Butchart Gardens, with open–air concerts, night lighting shows and pyrotechnic firework displays in the summer.

Browse some of our packages below that include these amazing cities or speak to one of our Vacation Planners on LiveChat or 1-877-791-5500 about what we can do for you.

    Vancouver and Victoria Explorer
    Vancouver Island Discovery
    Discover the Pacific Coast & Mountains
    Romancing Vancouver
    Vancouver Essentials
    Learn more about Vancouver Sightseeing tours here
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